There are two ways you can update Arven WordPress theme. You can choose to update it via FTP, which is what will be outlined in this article, or alternatively, you can update it via WordPress admin panel. Before updating Arven, you need to download the installation files of Arven from the ThemeForest.
Before starting the update, please check the general theme update information article to avoid potential problems.
Downloading the Installation Files from ThemeForest #
The first thing to do is to download the installation files from ThemeForest. You can learn how to download files from this article.
Updating Arven #
Step 1 – Log into your server via FTP. You can use software such as FileZilla for for this process.
Step 2 – Using the FTP client, navigate to the wp-content > themes folder. Here you will find a folder called Arven.
Step 3 – Backup the Arven theme folder by saving it to your computer. Once that’s completed, you can delete it from the server. Deleting the theme files will not remove your content. Your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files, will be lost unless you’re using a child theme.
Step 4 – Find the theme files you have just downloaded from ThemeForest. If you have downloaded ‘Installable WordPress File Only’, simply unzip this ZIP file, and you will have the Arven folder.
If you have downloaded ‘All Files & Documentation’, you have to unzip this file. Therein you will see a Main Theme folder. Open this folder and you will have Arven folder.
Step 5 – Using the FTP client, upload the Arven folder to the wp-content > themes folder on your server. Make sure the folder name is unchanged and main Arven folder. This will take a few minutes, depending on your connection speed and your server.
Step 6 – Some plugins may need to be updated after updating Arven. Login to your WordPress admin panel. You will see a notification about it in the admin panel.
If you don’t see this notification, go to the Plugins page to manually check for updates.